Art of Faith: Series Two

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Arts Documentary hosted by John McCarthy, published by BSkyB in 2010 - English narration

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John McCarthy examines the art of the religions, journeying across the globe in search of great temples, churches and sacred sites. The three hour-long films, presented and narrated by the broadcaster John McCarthy, visit many of the greatest and most significant religious buildings of the world. Each hour-long episode is a high-definition visual experience. Divine in form, sacred buildings are amongst the most beautiful and enduring achievements of mankind. Art of Faith travels the world to visit the great buildings, exploring how the passions and complexities of religious beliefs have been expressed in architecture. Looking back over the last 3000 years the series provides an insight into how we have celebrated faith through art. With contributions from architects, scholars and worshippers the series explains the buildings' genesis, laying down the brush strokes of the sites' design, whilst looking at the shared elements and contrasts between the religions and the aesthetics of the places of worship. Illuminations Production for SkyArts/BSkyB

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John McCarthy explores the art and architecture of the Asian religions, beginning in India with the colouful erotic carvings at the vibrant Meenakshi temple.

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Journalist John McCarthy travels through India, China, Cambodia and Japan, exploring the magnificent architecture and art which embodies their people's devotion to Buddhism.

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John McCarthy investigates the art of Daoism and Shinto, visiting the top of Mount Tai in China and the intriguing orange gates littering the hillside in Kyoto, Japan.

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
Video Bitrate: 3 300 Kbps
Video Resolution: 1280x720
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 55 mn
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 1.35 GB / average
Source: HDTV
Ripped by: Hannibal@TheBox

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